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The vote on a proposed amendment to the Tennessee Constitution concerning abortion may be a close call, according to the latest statewide Poll by MTSU, conducted from October 22 to October 26. Amendment 1 would specify that the state constitution says nothing on the rights of a woman to terminate a pregnancy, nullifying past Supreme …

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — A commercial supply ship bound for the International Space Station has exploded moments after liftoff. Orbital Sciences Corp.’s unmanned rocket blew up over the launch complex at Wallops Island, Virginia, just six seconds after liftoff. The company says no one was believed to be hurt and the damage appeared to …

Early Voting for the Nov. 4 mid-term ends on Friday this week. In addition to voting for Governor and legislators at both the state and federal levels, Tennessee voters will see four constitutional amendments on their ballots. Voting Yes on Amendment 3 will add the following paragraph into Article II, Section 28 of the Tennessee …

Police responded to a call about an armed robbery on Northfield Boulevard at approximately 10:26 p.m. Monday night, according to a police report filed by the Murfreesboro Police Department. Skyler Patton, 18, said that he was approached in a parking lot at 415 West Northfield Boulevard by three black males driving a red Nissan Rogue. …

Police responded to an armed robbery call at the Ellington Human Sciences Building on Monday night at approximately 8:55 p.m. according to a report released by the MTSU Campus Police. The victim, George Ragan, 40, stated that he was in the Ellington Human Science Building parking lot when he was “struck in the head from …

An Arkansas man was arrested Thursday night at the Wendy’s restaurant on Old Fort Parkway after telling an employee at the drive-thru window that it was time to start killing people, according to a report from the Daily News Journal. Richard Shultz, 58, of Little Rock, pulled up to the drive-thru window and told a …